Monday, July 13, 2015

Monday Made It

You guys... My boyfriend is so cute sometimes with the things he just doesn't understand... He's out commercial fishing right now, so I haven't seen him for a little over a month. No big deal. I get to talk to him sometimes, and he always asks me how my homework is going and how my school stuff is coming along.

This time, the conversation went like this:

Him: "What are you up to?"
Me: "I'm working on a new sign for my library area."
Him: "Why do you always give yourself new projects?" 
(I'm not finished with the other eleventy-billion things I started. Haha!)
Me: "Well, I saw a sign that I liked, I didn't want to spend the money to buy it, so I'm making it."
Him: "Oh. Good idea."

Guys!! "Good idea"? No questioning what I was thinking? (Maybe it's just because he doesn't see the current state of my dining room..?) Doesn't even matter; he's a keeper! ❤️ 

There has been talk about moving in together. I think he has forgotten just what stuff he helped me move into a storage unit only five short months ago. My crafting stuff doesn't have a home in my teeny, tiny apartment (along with my tools, garage-type stuff, etc.). If we found a house that we both like, I'd have a whole room dedicated to the mess that he doesn't see right now. Haha!!

Anyway. I linked up with Fourth Grade Frolics for today's Monday Made It.

I've only been home from vacation for a day, so I only got one project finished.  Maybe I'll have a few more of those "eleventy-billion" projects done next week. ;)

My sign. I started with some letters from Walmart. I probably should have splurged for the letters from Michael's. These are great! 

I painted the backs and outer edges. Just some plain ol' acrylic craft paint. 

And I got some old books. (I wish I would have thought of this when I was going through the books in my library chucking recycling all of the books that were beyond repair.) A little (just kidding - a lot of) Mod Podge later, and I've got these letters to hang above my bookshelves!

I'm not sure exactly what my classroom layout will be this year, so we'll see if they go on a wall or mounted somewhere else.

What are you up to?  What have you made lately?


  1. Those R-E-A-D letters are adorable, I love the way you made them out of recycled book pages!

    1. I hate to just throw books away, but sometimes book tape just isn't enough! Haha!! I figured I could at least put the pages to good use. ;)

  2. You have a keeper! It takes a special guy to have a teacher wife/ girlfriend!

    My Bright Blue House

    1. You're definitely right with that! He claims to "understand" because his sister is a teacher, but I know he sometimes laughs at me for my random projects. ;) But, hey.. Maybe one day he'll offer to cut out some laminated card stock. That will be the point that I'll know I can't let him go. ;)

  3. What a GREAT idea for your READ letters! Very creative!